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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Carlozzi, Fullerton receive teaching, research awards during graduation

OSU-Tulsa faculty members Dr. Al Carlozzi and Dr. Jami Fullerton were honored for their contributions to teaching and research during the university's graduation ceremony on May 6 at the Pavilion at Expo Square.

CarlozziCarlozzi, professor of counseling psychology, was named the recipient of the President's Outstanding Teaching Award. This award, the highest honor for faculty at OSU-Tulsa, is presented each year for outstanding contributions in service to students, classroom performance and service to the campus community. Carlozzi primarily teaches graduate courses in counseling and counseling psychology for the College of Education, and also serves as director of the OSU-Tulsa Counseling Center. As a leader of OSU-Tulsa's counseling programs, he has ensured that the campus has essential services while providing students with practical experience.

FullertonFullerton, professor of advertising and the Peggy Layman Welch chair in strategic communications, received the President's Outstanding Faculty Research Award. The research award was created to celebrate a faculty member's research contributions. Fullerton has gained national and international recognition for her research on the effects of mass media on international public opinion. She has authored a book and numerous journal articles and book chapters. In addition to her research, she mentors graduate students in strategic communications studies at OSU.

Academy Central Elementary students get taste of higher education at OSU-Tulsa

Students from Academy Central Elementary will get their first taste of higher education when they visit OSU-Tulsa tomorrow for College Day.

"We want these students to experience college life and learn about the opportunities available at OSU-Tulsa," said Nekki Reagan-Neeley, director of student services. "Hopefully they will leave our campus excited for their future and with the goal to obtain a college degree."

About 50 sixth-graders are expected to participate in the campus visit. They will learn about the importance of a college degree and staff will share tips for success. The students will tour campus, eat lunch and participate in health and wellness activities.

 Academy Central Elementary is one of OSU-Tulsa's Partner in Education schools.

African-American Student Association hosts conference on self esteem

OSU-Tulsa's African-American Student Association will host the inaugural Loving "ME" Conference, presented by MeInMyMirror, LLC, tonight from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in North Hall 150.

Guest speakers will share inspirational and empowering messages on spirit, body and mind to change negative perceptions of self-image. After a reception at 5:30 p.m., the conference, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 6 p.m.

MeInMyMirror, LLC seeks to improve and promote the love of self by changing negative perceptions seen in mirrors.